Tiffany Madrid joins OCYF as the Director of Strategic Research

October 28, 2022

The CDHS Office of Children, Youth and Families is pleased to announce the newest addition to its team - Tiffany Madrid (she/her), who will serve as the Director of Strategic Research. 

Tiffany is the very first team member of OCYF’s newly-formed Implementation Science Unit, a team funded by the Morgridge Family Foundation as part of an initial three-year pilot program. Basically, the Implementation Science Unit will build internal capacity to engage in program implementation, scaling, replication, and evaluation.

Prior to joining CDHS, Tiffany served as the Director of Legislative Affairs and Policy for Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman, helping define and implement effective legislative and research activities for the office. She assisted in the development and passage of legislation, streamlined the office’s performance management system and reporting, and routinely analyzed intricate practices, policies, and laws. Before working for Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman, Tiffany helped establish Colorado as a leader in evidence-based policymaking and helped multiple organizations leverage research and data to better their practices and policies.

Tiffany also previously worked in the Governor’s Office analyzing research and costs, and collaborating with diverse stakeholder groups, to make recommendations to policymakers regarding programs, policies, operations, and expenditures related to child welfare, behavioral health, prevention, healthcare, juvenile justice, and adult criminal justice. She also helped establish Colorado’s Evidence-Based Policymaking Collaborative (Collaborative), a nonpartisan group that promotes using the best available research to improve program delivery and results.

Tiffany attended the University of Colorado earning two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree. She is a mother who loves to cook (and eat!), travel, and spend time outside with her Dachshund-Labrador mix Baio.

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